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Pesos and PoliticsBusiness, Elites, Foreigners, and Government in Mexico, 1854-1940$
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Mark Wasserman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804791540

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804791540.001.0001

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Mexican Entrepreneurs

Mexican Entrepreneurs

(p.31) Two Mexican Entrepreneurs
Pesos and Politics

Mark Wasserman

Stanford University Press

Two case studies about the patriarchs of two Mexican entrepreneurial families, Enrique C. Creel, who was Mexico’s leading banker during the Díaz era (1880–1910), a governor and national cabinet member, and Evaristo Madero, a large landowner and industrialist. Both families diversified extensively, although they based their wealth in good part on landholding, and partnered with other elite groups in Mexico City and Monterrey. Creel and Madero were similar in that they opposed Díaz for many years, but never lost out entirely because they were too strong economically. They were different in that the Creels cooperated with, brokered for, and partnered with foreign business people, while the Maderos often found themselves in opposition to foreign companies.

Keywords:   Enrique C. Creel, Evaristo Madero, elite families, Monterrey group, water, dynamite, landholding, diversification

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